Brycinus longipinnis – Longfin Tetra

Brycinus longipinnis – Longfin Tetra is an active and peaceful schooling fish, which requires a lot of swimming space.

Brycinus longipinnis – Longfin Tetra

Brycinus longipinnis – Longfin Tetra is an active and peaceful schooling fish, which requires a lot of swimming space, so a 150 cm tank or larger is necessary, with plants on the sides and background. A regular changing of the water and an strong filter is recommended. The fish is very sensitive for nitrate.

Synonyms: Alestes longipinnis, Brachyalestes longipinnis, Bryconalestes longipinnis longipinnis, Alestes chaperi, Bryconalestes longipinnis chaperi, Brycinus longipinnis bagbeensis.

Origin

Africa; Nigerdelta, Goudkust.

Diet

The fish prefers live food but frozen food and dry flakes are also accepted.

Breeding Brycinus longipinnis – Longfin Tetra

Breeding Brycinus longipinnis – Longfin Tetra is not easy. The female should  be brought in breeding condition by feeding many times a day with great variety. When the eggs (200-300) are spawned the parents must be removed.  After 4-6 days the eggs hatch and another 4 days later the young fishes are swimming free. Then you should feed them with fine infusoria and a few days later with baby brine shrimp.

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Jan Bukkems – Aquavisie

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Jan Bukkems – Aquavisie

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